The throat chakra is located in the centre of the neck and is the fifth chakra out of seven and connects and passes energy between your lower body and head. The throat chakra, also known as Visuddha in the original Sanskrit language, is responsible for expression and communication.
All the chakras are said to be beneficial in helping us to focus our mind, body, and soul, with each chakra having different purposes. A balanced throat chakra will support you in many ways but will primarily help you express your authentic, truthful voice.
In this blog, discover everything you need to know about the throat chakra – including how to keep it balanced to enhance your wellbeing and live your best life.
The Throat Chakra at a Glance
There are many key characteristics attached to the throat chakra. Here are some of the basics that you should know:
- Key Characteristics: Self-expression, creativity, knowledge, wisdom, and integrity.
- Colour: Blue
- Associated Element: Ether
- Planet: Mercury
- Symbol: 16-petalled lotus flower
- Affirmations: “I will speak my truth with good intentions.” and “I express gratitude towards life.”
- Mantra: HAM
- Yoga Poses: Child’s pose, Cobra pose, Bow pose
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Where can You Find the Throat Chakra?
Your throat chakra is situated in the centre of the neck, just above the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating the energy in the body through metabolism, growth, and controlling your temperature.
What Happens When Your Throat Chakra is Blocked?
If your throat chakra becomes imbalanced or blocked, you may either slow down and become stagnant or go into complete overdrive. When your throat chakra is blocked, you’ll likely suffer from physical symptoms, including:
- A sore throat,
- Thyroid issues,
- Sensitive hearing,
- Shoulder pain, and
- Jaw pain.
You may also find yourself struggling to communicate and express what you need, and it’s possible you could find yourself gossiping about others more frequently. A blocked Vishuddha can also make it much harder to listen and forge a connection with others through communication.
How to Heal Your Throat Chakra?
If you’re feeling an unbalance in your throat chakra, there are several techniques you can try to get that all-important energy flowing freely again. This includes:
Create Healing Vibrations
Chanting the one syllable sound creates vibrations that help to heal the related chakra. To put this into practice, find somewhere comfortable and take a deep breath. As you exhale, let the word roll off your tongue in one long syllable. When it comes to the throat chakra, “HAM” is the associated chant you should use.
Essential oils can have a calming effect on the body and mind, so taking a warm, fragrant bath and using natural candles and oil burners (paired with mindfulness) can work wonders when trying to create balance. For the throat chakra, the best essential oils to use include,
- Sage, and
Chakra Stones and Crystal Healing
Wearing specific crystals close to your heart is the perfect place to start. Turquoise, Aquamarine, Blue Sodalite, and Angelite are the best stones to wear to keep your throat chakra balanced.
You can carry or wear jewellery that incorporates the same chakra stone, which is often the best way to balance your heart chakra without sacrificing your style. Check out our FIYAH Throat Chakra Collection to keep your chakra balanced whilst boosting your energy levels.
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Communicate Clearly with a Balanced Throat Chakra
Harness the power of effective communication and creativity with a balanced throat chakra. With your energy flowing freely, let your authentic voice be heard, and your originality shine bright.